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Samuel Johnson, The vanity of human wishes; with eight etchings by Denis Tegetmeier; edited with an introduction by Matthew Hodgart (Rampant Lions, 1984), 1929-1984

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9816/A/130

Scope and Contents

Copy for a projected edition by Douglas Cleverdon ca. 1930 (stats of 1784 edition, galley proofs; in a folder marked 'Douglas' original texts'); copy edited by Matthew Hodgart (typescript in 2 copies, 1 pasted up into pages, dated 1969); his copy for Introduction typescript, dated 1984); copies of the printed etchings, some signed and dated 1929 (in a folder marked 'spare plates'); layouts; partial paste-ups; various paste-ups and trial settings; miniature dummy; artwork for title; drawing of decorated paper for cover; draft copy for prospectus; correspondence with Will and Sebastian Carter; with etchings of the George Leblanc workshop, Paris. Correspondents include Atelier George Leblanc (M. Lallier), The Johnson Society (John D. Austin, Mary Salloway), Douglas Cleverdon, Louis G. Cowan, Matthew Hodgart, Denis Tegetmeier, Petra Tegetmeier, Thomas Ross & Son (Frances Pomeroy), William Dawson & Sons Ltd (Ian Williams); Woolnough Fine Binding (Derek Allen).


  • 1929-1984

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2 envelope(s) (2 envelopes)

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